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 Live Webinar: 3 CPD Compulsory Topics for Lawyers

Date: Thursday 15th September 2022
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 2pm to 5.10pm

SA & NT:  1.30pm to 4.40pm
WA: 12noon to 3.10pm

This webinar comprises 3 one-hour sessions covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for lawyers for the CPD year ending 31 March 2023.

Session 1: Legal Ethics

When Tone in Correspondence Becomes an Ethical Issue

It is inevitable that we cross paths with a practitioner who may not like us or decides to take a particularly aggressive stance on behalf of their client. This may spill over into correspondence. At what point have we crossed an ethical line and what is the standard that should be maintained instead? This looks at the main issues, including:

  • Understanding professional obligation of practitioners in written communication – an overview
  • Key ethical guidelines for practitioners in writing correspondence to the other side
  • How to gauge whether communications have appropriate tone?
  • Is there a correct tone for different scenarios or a neutral tone irrespective of circumstance?
  • Does a negative message require adjustments on tone?
  • Using appropriate emphasis and subordination is place of misdirected tone
  • Using non-discriminatory language to minimize misunderstanding on tone
  • Case study – is the adage ‘don’t write anything unless prepared to have it in affidavit’ still current?
  • Next steps – what happens if someone crosses the line?

Session 2:  Practice Management & Business Skills

IT & Cyber Security Health Check for Lawyers

One of the key challenges facing all lawyers today is in cyberspace, not the courtroom. All practitioners, regardless of their practice group of seniority, are vulnerable to cyber attack and cyber crime. This practical session focuses on cyber risk in the context of legal practice and how you can best protect yourself and your clients. It covers:

  • Understanding the specific cyber risks that can arise in legal practice
  • The role of human error in cyber crime
  • Security awareness to minimise potential risks
  • An incident has occurred – what next?
  • Case studies

Session 3:  Professional Skills

Resilience and Wellbeing in Legal Practice

Practising law comes with significant challenges: high pressure, demanding clients, and tedious work. It therefore comes as no surprise that lawyers have one of the highest rates of depression, anxiety and addiction. However, there are strategies which can help better manage these stressors. This practical session examines what you can do to not only survive the rigours of private practice, but also flourish in your chosen profession. It covers:  

  • Understanding what stress, anxiety and depression look like
  • Tips for managing conflict in the workplace
  • Navigating difficult and demanding clients
  • The role of mentoring and coaching
  • Strategies to survive and thrive in the legal profession
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Peter Sise, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz, Melbourne, Vic

Peter is an experienced commercial litigator with particular knowledge of trade practices law, insolvency and regulatory investigations. He believes litigation is about resolving conflicts so that a business can remain focused on what matters: its business. 

This requires understanding the objectives, histories and personalities of all stakeholders and that a win does not always come from a court's judgment. 

Peter believes that in a world of continuously changing legal regulation, it's essential to have an understanding of where laws originated and where they are headed – a belief that has led him to write regularly for peer-reviewed journals and work on both the "Harper Review" of Competition Law and Policy and the Australian Consumer Law Review. Peter is also an editor of Wolters Kluwer CCH's trade practices commentary and a member of the editorial committee for the publication, In-house Counsel.

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Alexandra Wedutenko, Consultant, Sparke Helmore, Canberra, ACT

A leading Government and ICT lawyer as voted by Best Lawyers Australia, Alexandra Wedutenko has an enviable reputation for her success in strategic procurement and governance.

Specialising in complex services agreements in a regulated environment, ICT, select sourcing and business process sourcing, Alexandra has acted for a range of private sector and government clients. She acts for and understands the requirements of clients in industries where security and availability of supply are critical. 

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Sally Arnold, Director, Creating Encores, Melbourne, Vic

Sally is an award winning international Author and Speaker who specialises in coaching executives who are stuck in their careers. Sally inspires them to move from “Stuckness” into Standout careers and personal life.

Sally began her Impressive global professional life as a Flautist, in the original show of Jesus Christ Superstar, to the Sydney Opera House with Dame Joan Sutherland, before hearing problems stopped a promising career. She was headhunted by a Melbourne department store, Buckley and Nunn, to reinvigorate their home-wares department after having launched and run her own successful cookware shop.

Combining this business experience with her passion for the performing arts, she then sought and won the coveted role of Head of Business Development for The Australian Ballet. Here she became aware of the intersection between business and creative thinking to help unlock the mind and bring forward creative solutions to business challenges. After leaving the ballet and studying psychotherapy in Australia and the USA, Sally set up her business Creating Encores. She specialises in helping businesses and individuals use creative inspired high-performance techniques to produce personal and business problem-solving solutions and fast results.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the 3 compulsory subject CPD units for the CPD year ending 31st March 2023.


Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim 3 CPD units – 1 unit each for Ethics, Practice Management & Business Skills and Professional Skills.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.

At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBPSEP22
 Price:   $396.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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